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RE: nice, perl, fork and exec

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Richard Smith
March 19, 2002 14:21
RE: nice, perl, fork and exec
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In *nix, he child process inherits the nice value of the parent process, 
and, unless the process owner is the super-user, the child process cannot 
be given a higher priority.  This would also apply to calls to system() and 
backticks, since they all basically use the same mechanism.  It also 
applies to exec(), though that is a separate OS operation.  Just out of 
curiosity, how is this handled in windows?

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